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 Announcement, Sheet Music Christmas Gift Ideas

Are you looking for inspiration for gifts for your music-loving family and friends? We've selected some of the best sheet music box-sets and books to delight every musician - from opera aficionados to pop and rock enthusiasts! Below you can browse our selection of stocking fillers and sheet music albums and box-sets, perfect to give as a gift this Christmas.

Music for Piano and Organ

Annotated Edition

Featuring all twenty-nine pieces from the album Lang Lang Piano Book, this is a collection of the most significant pieces from Lang Lang’s personal musical journey. It also includes exclusive photographs, comments from Lang Lang on every piece and an edition of Für Elise annotated with Lang Lang’s own performance notes. This is a book for all pianists to treasure and revisit again and again. Cased with sewn binding, marbled endpapers, page-finder ribbon, head & tail bands, and removable belly-band.

Available Format: Sheet Music

The Faber Music Christmas Piano Anthology is an essential collection of the greatest Christmas songs and carols, specially arranged for solo piano, for the intermediate pianist. The perfect gift for Christmas, this beautiful anthology includes favourites such as O Holy Night, Sleigh Ride and It’s Beginning To Look A Lot Like Christmas alongside arrangements of Winter (from the Four Seasons), Troika (from Lieutenant Kije), and more.

Available Format: Sheet Music

Study/Miniature Score

Now that all the scores, Critical Commentaries and complete performance materials have been published for Beethoven’s five Piano Concertos, Bärenreiter are presenting the five study score editions in a boxed set. The musical text reflects a judicious study of every surviving source, producing an Urtext edition at the very highest level.

Available Format: Sheet Music

Four Volume Study Score Edition (Urtext)

An amazingly inexpensive study edition presenting all of Bach's clavier music in four large, handy volumes containing the definitive Urtext from the New Bach Edition.

Available Format: Sheet Music

What is usually presented as ‘the’ Anna Magdalena Notebook is a set of excerpts from the 1725 collection. The scholarship that informed the New Bach Edition in 1957 has been greatly developed and expanded since then. Now, for the first time, Edition Peters presents a new Urtext edition of the Notebooks for Anna Magdalena Bach.

Available Format: Sheet Music

10 Volumes in slipcase

More than forty years after Breitkopf's previous edition, these new publications reflect more recent scholarly research on Bach, as well as aspects of historically-informed performance practice. Furthermore, they take into account the needs of performers, giving thought to more practical matters such as paper quality, convenient page-turns, and an easily legible layout.

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Following the critically acclaimed publication of the 35 Piano Sonatas in separate editions, Bärenreiter now presents Beethoven’s Complete Piano Sonatas in three volumes. This edition, which is unparalleled in terms of its philological accuracy, has been edited by world-renowned Beethoven expert Jonathan Del Mar guaranteeing a musical text at the forefront of musicological scholarship.

Critical Commentary and separate volumes also available.

Available Format: Sheet Music

Opera, Orchestral and Chamber Music Fans

Thomas Adès's The Tempest, one of the most striking and successful operas of recent years, is available for the first time as a beautifully produced, limited-edition full score. Featuring the stunning image ‘Octopus’ by artist Claire Burbridge, this unique cased edition includes colour plates of exclusive images from Ades’ original handwritten score and sketches.

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Op. 59, Op. 74, and Op. 95

The Breitkopf Originals series opens up a fascinating view into the Breitkopf & Härtel publishing-house archives. The focus is on its rarities and treasures, together with milestones in the history of interpretation for works of the Classical and Romantic repertoire, presented by the most prominent artists of their time.

Beethoven String Quartets, Op. 18 Nos. 1-6 also available.

Available Format: Sheet Music

Study/Miniature Score

Just in time for Beethoven's 250th anniversary, here are his nine symphonies in the Eulenburg Audio+Score series, presented in a slipcase and at a special price. Each volume contains a score in excellent print and a CD with the complete recording. In addition, all editions contain an informative preface on biographical and artistic backgrounds of the symphonies.

Available Format: Sheet Music with CD

The scores and performing material to this most famous symphony cycle enjoy the unabashed praise of conductors, performers and critics around the world. This edition can be heard not only every day in concert halls, but also on CD recordings by John Eliot Gardiner, David Zinman, Jos van Immerseel and in the cycle conducted by Claudio Abbado and the Berlin Philharmonic released by Deutsche Grammophon. The reference set of Beethoven’s Symphonies is available at an affordable price to every student, conductor and Beethoven fan.

Full Score also available.

Available Format: Sheet Music

Four Volume Study Score Edition (Urtext)

This publication offers ALL Mozart’s symphonies! It also includes an appendix containing two spurious works attributed to Mozart: the Symphony in B-flat major K. Anh . 216 and the Symphony in A minor the so-called Odense Symphony K. Anh . 220.

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Please note this is available in German text only. To celebrate 300 years of Breitkopf & Härtel this book not only chronicles their own publishing history but delves into 300 years of European music and cultural history, the development of Leipzig as a city of music, and the emergence of the entire music publishing industry.

Available Format: Book

Music for Pop and Rock Fans

Iron & Wine: The Songbook contains songs from albums and EPs by American singer-songwriter Iron & Wine. The artist-approved chord songbook includes lyrics and chords with short picking patterns in tab and notation and is full colour throughout with artwork, photographs and tour posters, a song index and index of first lines.

Available Format: Sheet Music

Josh Cohen: Radiohead for Solo Piano is a beautifully produced collection of some of Radiohead's best-loved songs, arranged for intermediate to advanced piano solo (with lyrics) by YouTube pianist Josh Cohen. These exclusive transcriptions were made popular by Cohen's YouTube channel and the book includes a playing guide and introduction from the arranger. This band-approved book features a specially designed cover and mono prints throughout from Radiohead artist Stanley Donwood.

Available Format: Sheet Music

Human is the hit album by British singer-songwriter and BRIT award winner, Rag’n’Bone Man. This artist approved songbook contains all songs from the deluxe album, including the title single Human and bonus tracks, arranged for piano and voice with guitar chords.

Available Format: Sheet Music

Grande's fourth studio album debuted at number one on the Billboard Hot 100. This matching folio features all fifteen tracks, including: An Angel Cried, Blazed, Breathin, Everytime, God Is a Woman, The Light Is Coming, No Tears Left to Cry, Pete Davidson, Successful and more.

Available Format: Sheet Music

This exclusive folio presents all twelve songs from singer-songwriter Lewis Capaldi’s record-breaking debut album, Divinely Uninspired to a Hellish Extent. Each song is arranged for piano, voice and guitar with chord symbols, chord diagrams and full lyrics.

Available Format: Sheet Music

Stocking Fillers

The Musical Sudoku

Forty-four puzzles to tickle and tackle your musical brain cells.

Musidoku Opus 2 also available.

Available Format: Book

Notebook with Beethoven Aubergine Cover

This little notebook is handsome as well as practical. The cover is in Bärenreiter‘s attractive Beethoven-aubergine. The notebook has the same layout as their Urtext editions. The pages alternate with musical staves on the left and writing lines on the right. The superior quality of paper used for the notebook matches that of their fine Urtext editions. Other colours also available.

Available Format: Manuscript Notebook

This practical pocket diary is designed to be your daily Beethoven companion through the year 2020 which is the 250th anniversary of this great composer’s birth. It presents interesting and amusing insights into Beethoven’s life and works. Quotations by Beethoven and about him illuminate many facets of his personality, whether familiar or surprising. This attractive diary which presents every week, Monday to Sunday, on a double page also provides sufficient space for your own notes.

Available Format: Diary

Boosey & Hawkes

The best-selling diary returns for 2020 with a user-friendly portrait format, extra space for weekend appointments, and birthdays of hundreds of famous people in the world of music. Listings of important musical events from 100, 50 and 25 years ago and forthcoming anniversaries up to 2025 are included, alongside a mini-directory of concert halls, opera houses, festivals, organisations and recording companies, plus a special article on Roberto Gerhard to mark the 50th anniversary of his death. The cover design for 2020 includes an excerpt from Piano Sonata no 14 (1801) by Ludwig van Beethoven, marking the 250th anniversary of the composer’s birth.

Other colours also available.

Available Format: Diary